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Is kojic acid based cream safe to use on skin?

hello i have only dark skin and i m 20 years can i use kojic acid based crem is it safe pls suggest me a best cream and can i use it only in night and can i stopped it after using long time is any sideffacts ?and can it also works on undereye darkcircles
Tue, 18 Mar 2014
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Hello and welcome to healthcaremagic

Kojic acid based cream can be safely used for skin lightening and tan removal. Kojic acid can be used over long term unlike a steroid based cream OR using a hydoquinone based which confers a theoritical risk of exogenous ochronosis

I would advice that you also use a broad spectrum sunscreen, that which offers both UVB and UVA protection, throughout the day for any kind of skin lightening treatment to be maximally effective.

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